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Re: Finally got KC3EF

Stephen Melachrinos
 

610 was me. 352 is Rick. 443 is Dick.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 4:44 pm
Subject: [070Club] Finally got KC3EF

Got him in DL99 !  Was lotsa QSB, but got all when he was 599.

Was on PM cell with him, but was getting strange prefixes like 909, 610, 443 & 352.  Don't know who's who, but maybe I'll save numbers.

Jerry  n9avy


Finally got KC3EF

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got him in DL99 !  Was lotsa QSB, but got all when he was 599.

Was on PM cell with him, but was getting strange prefixes like 909, 610, 443 & 352.  Don't know who's who, but maybe I'll save numbers.

Jerry  n9avy


seeking guest 070 club presenter on Monday night @ 9:00pm EST

Don - KM4UDX
 

Hello good folks: I host a hybrid zoom + 40m semi-net session devoted (mostly) to the non-FT8 digital modes. We use 7071+2K and typically start on Olivia 16/500, then change the modes a fast as we can. The PSK flavors always make a good appearance. 

We have two 070 club members in the Monday night group, and we always sing the  joys of the club!! 

Here is my ask.....we would love to have a 070 Club rep join us and give us 20 minutes of informal chat on the club...a little background, some notes on the modes, club activities, awards, websites, etc. etc. 
I try to discourage PowerPoint slides, but if you must that is fine. But mostly I encourage screen sharing, and you can just follow you as you use your browser to visit whatever it is you want us to see. 

We have a strange mix of wicked advanced digital experts, but a lot of digital newbies. I always focus the content on the newbies.  

Is there anyone in the club who would be willing to talk to a group of digital beginners with the goal of understand the joys of PSK operations and the club?
--
Don, km4udx


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Dick,

What kind of computer setup do you have?  How much RAM and what kind of processor?  Also what is your rig and antenna?
Sorry if I missed it in the thread.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Me too for DL99.  I'll be looking for you and hope the pipeline to Florida is in good operating order.  Stay safe out there!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

stan W9SMR
 

And I am looking for DL99.

Dick and Kathy are doing a wonderful act of "suffering" for the masses.

We appreciate it!!

73 es drive safely,
Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Steve W3HF <w3hf@arrl.net>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 10:38 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Dick -

EL99 and EL98 are on the Atlantic shore of Florida. I presume you really mean DL99 and DL98? They're a lot closer to you in EM01, just a little backtracking to the west.

I'm still looking for DL98, but I think you know that.

Steve
W3HF


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Steve W3HF
 

Dick -

EL99 and EL98 are on the Atlantic shore of Florida. I presume you really mean DL99 and DL98? They're a lot closer to you in EM01, just a little backtracking to the west.

I'm still looking for DL98, but I think you know that.

Steve
W3HF


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dick:

Think you need to do a "pre-flight check"  just like for airplanes. Knew a pilot who took off and dropped like a rock because he forgot to open valves on wing tanks - oops !   Loose antenna, loose connectors and other problems can be "gremlins" which can cause your signal to get crummy.

Good luck and will look for you tomorrow in EL98 &EL99 !

Jerry  N9AVY

On Monday, April 19, 2021, 08:43:14 AM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Well we did manage to make one good contact yesterday.  Started in EM03 trying to work Jerry, N9AVY with no luck.  Did see some traces, but they were going in and out, not enough for a contact.  Saw that the power out on the rig was low and started having problems with RF getting into the computer, shutting down the audio connection.  Had the xyl park in an old gas station and looked at the antenna, found that the hamstick had loosed during travel?  Tightened all connects and things improved.  Called Jerry for a while, but no success. Headed down the road to San Antonio.  When we hit EM01 sent Rick, N7WE a text and also saw him working another station down the band.  He had a good signal, so we made contact.  The pipeline to FL worked again.  Did not see many other traces on the waterfall. 

We will be heading to EL99 and EL98 tomorrow.  It will take approximately 1 1/2 to 2  hours to get to EL99 and then another hour to get to EL98.  I will text when we leave the hotel and before we get to the grid.  As usual I will call those that need the grid first.  Hope propagation is better than Sunday. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Well we did manage to make one good contact yesterday.  Started in EM03 trying to work Jerry, N9AVY with no luck.  Did see some traces, but they were going in and out, not enough for a contact.  Saw that the power out on the rig was low and started having problems with RF getting into the computer, shutting down the audio connection.  Had the xyl park in an old gas station and looked at the antenna, found that the hamstick had loosed during travel?  Tightened all connects and things improved.  Called Jerry for a while, but no success. Headed down the road to San Antonio.  When we hit EM01 sent Rick, N7WE a text and also saw him working another station down the band.  He had a good signal, so we made contact.  The pipeline to FL worked again.  Did not see many other traces on the waterfall. 

We will be heading to EL99 and EL98 tomorrow.  It will take approximately 1 1/2 to 2  hours to get to EL99 and then another hour to get to EL98.  I will text when we leave the hotel and before we get to the grid.  As usual I will call those that need the grid first.  Hope propagation is better than Sunday. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Milt:

Am just old and confused. Thanks for clarification.

Jerry

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 08:27:52 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry, We've had this conversation before.

In this case, the dinosaurs told you wrong. 

Are you referring to the SFI?...Solar Flux Index?

The higher the SFI is, generally, the better the propagation is, unless the A index is high. Then, things are dead quiet.

Generally, propagation conditions are best when the A index is 15 or lower, and the K index is 3 or lower. Right now, the A index is 16. Besides causing auroral activity, high geomagnetic field conditions can affect the electrons in the ionosphere, reducing the maximum usable frequency (MUF).

The K-index quantifies disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with an integer in the range 0-9 with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm. It is derived from the maximum fluctuations of horizontal components observed on a magnetometer during a three-hour interval. Right now the K index is 4.

Everything I've learned since I graduated from L.S.U. in 1967, I learned on Google. :-)
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Lousy conditions

Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...

Jerry   n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@...> wrote:


Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  

But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Lousy conditions

 

Jerry, We've had this conversation before.

In this case, the dinosaurs told you wrong. 

Are you referring to the SFI?...Solar Flux Index?

The higher the SFI is, generally, the better the propagation is, unless the A index is high. Then, things are dead quiet.

Generally, propagation conditions are best when the A index is 15 or lower, and the K index is 3 or lower. Right now, the A index is 16. Besides causing auroral activity, high geomagnetic field conditions can affect the electrons in the ionosphere, reducing the maximum usable frequency (MUF).

The K-index quantifies disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with an integer in the range 0-9 with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm. It is derived from the maximum fluctuations of horizontal components observed on a magnetometer during a three-hour interval. Right now the K index is 4.

Everything I've learned since I graduated from L.S.U. in 1967, I learned on Google. :-)
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Lousy conditions

Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...

Jerry   n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@...> wrote:


Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  

But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Maybe 

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:46:57 PM CDT, Josef 'Jeff' Sipek <jeffpc@...> wrote:


On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 20:35:05 +0000, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
>  Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...

Perhaps you are confusing the A index with Solar Flux Index (SFI)?

Jeff.

> Jerry   n9avy
>    On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@...> wrote:
>
>  Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  
> But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
>
>  Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.
> Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.
> Jerry  n9avy
>    On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
>  Jerry,What does an A index of 29 mean?Milt.N6MG
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
> To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
> Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
> Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions
>
> A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.
> Jerry  n9avy 
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Re: Lousy conditions

Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
 

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 20:35:05 +0000, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...
Perhaps you are confusing the A index with Solar Flux Index (SFI)?

Jeff.

Jerry   n9avy
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@gmail.com> wrote:

Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  
But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..
On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.
Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.
Jerry  n9avy
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Jerry,What does an A index of 29 mean?Milt.N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.
Jerry  n9avy






Re: Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...

Jerry   n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@...> wrote:


Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  

But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Lousy conditions

Mike / KC7MAW
 

Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  

But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


ON QSO Party

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Managed to contact Steve VA3TPS on Phone during the ON QSO Party - was nice to hear the voice behind our many QSOs! :)

Thanks, Steve, for the non-PSK31 contact, and hope to hear and chat with you again sometime.

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)


Re: Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Lousy conditions

 

Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Barry -
They are driving south to San Antionio.  They were in EM03 earlier today, but I couldn't see them.  Didn't see them from EM02 either.  But he was booming in from EM01!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
Rick
Looks like horizontal prop only today.
cheers
Barry


Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy

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